Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, who is the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is an advocate for both gender equality and women’s empowerment. Jeff Lagerquist, reporting from CTVNews, described how Trudeau will be joining forces with “Women Deliver, Deliver for Good campaign” (Deliver for Good).
Mrs. Trudeau is an advocate for the global education of girls. Through this campaign, there will be an emphasis on climate change, education, human rights, and sexual health. That is, the pressing international concerns at the moment.
The campaign, heralded by many as much needed, is essentially a development campaign for women. It’s multidimensional, comprehensive and international. During the United Nations’ 61st Commission on the Status of Women, Trudeau was listed as 1 out of 5 of the main “influencers” for the initiative.
Others included “Princess Mary of Denmark; José Alberto “Pepe” Mujica Cordano, the former President of Uruguay, Dr. Alaa Murabit, the UN high-level commissioner on health employment and economic growth, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.”
Each appointed influencer will have specified roles with associated responsibilities. Trudeau will look at the ways in which women can increase development and progress for societies. That means globally, too. She will be the fulcrum of the 5 on that discussion.
The means will be speaking engagements and other activities via Trudeau. No extra travel is needed; she will engage in this role while in her regular speaking engagements.
She, in a media release, stated, “Our societies have taken profound steps towards a more gender equal world, but at current rates, gender equality might not be achieved in our lifetimes…We must all work as one, including having men being part of the solution.”
PM Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau’s husband and prime minister of Canada, sent a group to New York, including “federal and provincial cabinet ministers, parliamentarians and non-governmental organisations.
At the meeting in New York with the UN Commission, the group presented the Canadian a 650 million CAD 3-year commitment for reproductive and sexual health initiatives around the world
UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will assist Grégoire Trudeau in the role for the work for Deliver for Good. The UN Under-Secretary General noted the celebration in the shift within Canada – a celebratory remark reflecting a reality within the UN over Canada’s recent work and affirmations.
Those statements from PM Trudeau were highlighted as rare, and obviously welcome, by Mlambo-Ngcuka. Leaders of nations do not speak like this, according to Mlambo-Ngcuka.
There is a growing concern over the conservatism that can, and is, dampening the socially—internationally speaking—progressive steps made for the advancement of women and girls regarding their rights, and so health and wellbeing.
“By denying women and girls their fundamental rights, we are preventing societies from reaching their full potential,” Grégoire Trudeau said.
Scott Douglas Jacobsen is the Founder of In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal and In-Sight Publishing. Jacobsen works for science and human rights, especially women’s and children’s rights. He considers the modern scientific and technological world the foundation for the provision of the basics of human life throughout the world and advancement of human rights as the universal movement among peoples everywhere.